Publix helps Salvation Army, Christian City through Food For AllFrom Staff Reports
Publix Super Markets Atlanta Division and their customers came together to raise more than $606,334 to help the Salvation Army in Coweta County and other groups that help the needy throughout the Atlanta area.
The money was raised through the chain’s 2011 Food For All campaign. Customers contributed to the fundraiser by selecting $1, $3 or $5 donation coupons at the checkout stand while paying for their groceries. Cashiers scanned the coupons, and the donation amounts were added to the final grocery bill.
More than 35 southeastern non-profit organizations received grants from Publix Atlanta Division’s Food For All program including the local Salvation Army Service Center – as well as the Children’s Village at Christian City, Atlanta Community Food Bank, East Alabama Food Bank, HOSEA Feed the Hungry & Homeless, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Harvest Hope, Loaves ‘n’ Fishes, Low Country Food Bank, Montgomery Area Food Bank and the Valley Rescue Mission.
“Each year during our holiday season Food For All program, our generous customers and employees come together to support local and regional non-profit agencies,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets Atlanta Division. The Food For All campaign since 1995 and has raised money to support hundreds of southeastern charities since that time.
Locally, the Salvation Army received $4,532.20 from Food For All. Local store manager Bill Blatt presented the check to Stephanie May, service center director.
Michael Butler, manager of the Tyrone store, presented a check for almost $10,000 to Bob Crutchfield, president/CEO of Christian City, and Heidi Becker, Christian City’s director of marketing and development.